Dr. Wan is currently the T32 research fellow in Palliative Care and Aging at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical health services research from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2010. Prior to being awarded as a T32 research fellow, she was an associate professor in the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the California Health Sciences University. In the past 6-7 years, she has been teaching in the professional PharmD programs, on the subjects of health care systems and policies and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research interests focus on health disparities and the team-based care delivery model.
Her published research on implications of rural disparities in access to cancer care among older adults has been cited broadly and contributed to the treatment algorithms of chemotherapy use among older adults with cancer. She has studied interprofessional team-based care in the rural setting and taught interprofessional team-based practice competencies to PharmD students. She is a strong advocate of integrating clinical pharmacists into the team-based care delivery model in our health care system.
In the next phase of her academic career, she is looking forward to expanding her research programs to examine palliative care disparities residing in the intersections of age, race/ethnicities and geographic locations in the underserved communities. She also hopes to pilot team-based care interventions to address their unmet health care needs.